Apr 142013
Lupine and Balsamroot, Tom McCall Preserve

Lupine and Balsamroot, Tom McCall Preserve








Spring is finally here and wildflowers are popping up in many parts of the Pacific Northwest. Some of the best known displays of flowers, like those at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park and Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, won’t happen for several months yet, but in lower elevation meadows, prairies, and wetlands the blooming has started and will be at peak for the next month. Wonderful wildflower blossoms can also be seen in the sagebrush-steppe habitat of the Columbia Plateau and Great Basin east of the Cascade Mountains.


Interested in venturing out in search of wildflowers? Here are a dozen of the best places in the northwest USA to find the spring bloom:



What other top places for wildflowers have you found in the northwest?